One of the best ways for you to boost your confidence starting out the new year? Practicing good oral hygiene habits and caring for your smile. Studies have indicated that a healthy smile can lead to higher levels of self-confidence and success in your career and every day life.

So, what’s stopping you? Unfortunately, a majority of adults are unhappy with their current smile and this can reflect the way you present yourself to others. Here are a few ways you can help your confidence, and your smile, shine all year long!

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day.

Brushing twice a day isn’t just something your dentist makes up. Brushing twice daily will not only keep your teeth whiter, but will also help to reduce the build up of plaque and oral bacteria that can compromise your health. Pro tip: don’t forget to brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh!

  1. Floss daily.

It’s always embarrassing when you having something stuck in your teeth. Flossing regularly helps remove food that can get stuck between your gums and helps to prevent tooth decay and reduce your risk of gum disease. Plackers Micro Mint Flossers easily remove food particles to help you feel fresh and keep your smile clean and bright.

  1. Schedule a cleaning appointment.

It’s the new year! That means it’s the perfect time to schedule an appointment with your dentist to clean your teeth and examine the health of your teeth and gums. Scheduling appointments twice a year will keep your teeth clean and shiny while helping to catch any potential oral health issues before they become too serious.

Make sure you stick to your resolution to have a brighter, healthier, and more confident smile by using these tips and practicing good oral hygiene all year long.

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